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Does anyone here have a HP Proliant ML110 G9?
How much noise does it make?

@fitheach

Awesome!!
What controller do you use?
The controller on the Proliant Microserver G8 is horrible, slow and just hell to use with Linux, is the one you use better?

@selea
Erm, I've had it for quite a few years, never had any problems. Docs have long since been chucked. I need to fire them up to check the hardware.

Bearable in a livingroom, but noticeable. They do the usual whooosh when starting, then go a little quieter.

Compared to 1Us they are quiet.

@selea
They were definitely intended as departmental servers, so busy office might be more like it.

On the plus side they were/are utterly reliable. I ran both of them for 24/7 for two years. Other than kernel upgrades they never stopped once.

@fitheach

Alright, but with some modifications the noise can be reduced I guess?
Do you know if the PSU's make alot of noise?

Sorry for bombarding you with questions :)

@selea
I should think the case fan makes the most noise, followed by the CPU fn. Pretty sure the PSU is a gentle hum, you wouldn't hear it from 1 metre +

@fitheach

I can't express how thankful I am for your answers :)
Thanks you very much!

@selea
No probs.
Once you get the 110s look into getting a new case fan. That will mostly solve any noise problem.

I haven't had to do it recently, but this company did wellfor me in the past:
quietpc.com/

@fitheach

Thank you very much!
I have actually looked at them for this particular purpose!

@fitheach

Also, are they "livingroom silent" or "busy office silent"?
I am considering getting one that will be placed in my living room

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